I’m super excited to share my swatches of the China Glaze The Giver collection today. It’s one of my favourite China Glaze collections to date, it features mainly creme polishes and muted colours which are right up my alley. I was sent these by the lovely Petra of Pretty Polish who is one of the stockists here in Europe. She has all the latest China Glaze collections, as well as brands such as piCture pOlish, Cirque Colors, Zoya and more. Let’s take a look!
China Glaze – The Outer Edge
China Glaze – The Outer Edge: The Giver collection contains two glitters so I’ll start and end wiht a glitter! First up is The Outer Edge which is a fine white glitter in a clear base. It contains tiny hex white glitter as well as even tinier holographic glitter, similar to Fairy Dust. This is a snow globe in a bottle! Formula was good. I layered one coat over Intelligence, Integrity & Courage, and added top coat.
China Glaze – Friends Forever, Right?: Next up is this pale pink. It’s white with a tiny hint of pink, very feminine and sweet. It’s less stark than pure white so I found it to be very flattering. I also love this as a base for nail art! The coverage was okay, there was still some VNL after three coats but it didn’t bother me too much.
China Glaze – Five Rules: Next is Five Rules which is a fairly strange colour. It’s beige-y but has a hint of grey to it as well. I think it’s gorgeous! Reminded me of OPI My Vampire Is Buff but darker. I used three thin coats.
China Glaze – Intelligence, Integrity & Courage: Next is a pretty grey which a slightly blue undertone. I think the blue undertone makes it a little easier to wear. I used three coats.
China Glaze – New Birth: This shade is an almost-white like Friends Forever, Right?, only this one is blue toned. I fell in love with this when I saw swatches of it but I found the formula quite problematic. It’s a jelly so it’s tricky to apply and three coats didn’t give me the perfect coverage I was hoping for. Maybe my application is at fault because it seems to look great on other people’s swatches. I wanted to love this one, I really did… I used three coats.
China Glaze – Capacity To See Beyond: Next we have this gorgeous bright turquoise. I feel like it’s a bit of an oddball in a collection of mainly muted shades, this one is anything but muted. It is truly stunning though! I used three thin coats.
China Glaze – History Of The World: This is a true blurple – blue and purple mix. I love this one a lot! The formula was absolutely flawless. I used two coats.
China Glaze – Release: Next is this pretty taupe shade. It’s very unique and I found it quite flattering. This sounds strange but the word that came to mind when I was swatching this was comforting. Possibly because I have a fleece blanket in this colour, haha! I used two coats.
China Glaze – Givers Theme: Do I even need words to describe this? Oh man. I’m in love! This is a beautiful orchid with brilliant coverage. I used two coats.
China Glaze – Seeing Red: This collection includes a red, and usually I cast the reds aside without looking at them again but this one is very very interesting. It has a raspberry jelly base (you can see this around the rim of the bottle) but the red itself is almost like a muted orange. Unlike any reds I own! The formula was great, I used easy two coats.
China Glaze – Community: Next we have Community which is a chocolate brown. It has a muted quality which makes it a little more interesting. I don’t tend to wear browns in their own though, something about them I find hard to get used to. I do think this would look killer for a brown leopard print! Two easy coats.
China Glaze – Boundary Of Memory
China Glaze – Boundary Of Memory: And finally, the second glitter in this collection. It’s a microglitter with silver, black and brown colours. It’s super sparkly! I liked this but mine was a little on the thick side. I used two coats and added top coat since it dries matte.
Here’s an overview of the entire China Glaze The Giver collection. The formulas on most of these was really great, and I truly loved every single one of the colours. My favourites are Givers Theme, Five Rules and Capacity To See Beyond. What are yours? Let me know in the comments!
You can purchase the China Glaze The Giver collection from Pretty Polish. Petra’s shop is based in The Netherlands and she has all the new collections in stock including All Aboard and Twinkle (coming very soon). She offers worldwide shipping!